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Postdoctoral Fellow - Thoracic Head & Neck Oncology - Zhang Laboratory

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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The Zhang Laboratory in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, Department of Genomic Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, seeks to fill multiple postdoctoral positions. We closely work with a multidisciplinary team, including medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, computational biologists, pathologists, etc., to obtain and analyze clinicopathological, molecular, and radiomics data to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of lung cancers with a focus on tumor heterogeneity in both cancer cells and microenvironment and their impact on cancer biology and patient outcomes such as survival and treatment response.

Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from training in analyzing cancer genomic data, immune profiling data, radiomics, histomics data, etc. Fellows will have educational opportunities, including writing manuscripts/grants and extensive opportunities to gain presentation skills at weekly lab meetings, monthly departmental joint lab meetings, and annual conferences (e.g., Keystone, Gordon, Cold Spring Harbor, AACR).

Applicants must have a recent (within three years) Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with strong research abilities and interests.

Postdoc Fellow
MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the "Kirchstein - NRSA". This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:
- Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

Dr. Jianjun Zhang


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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